Funny how today is international day for tolerance - can we, with all that's going on with Brekit! Can we just scrap this bit and we'll pretend it never happened - re-write history?
It's been a very long week. Hubby has been away in The States all week (with work), Thomboys Big Birthday; how do I have a teenager? I also went to probably the saddest funeral I’ve ever attended. : (
Running a house of boys with work, and fitting in my weekly exercise classes, the TV also decided to stop speaking to the Sky Box!! Google is my best friend. Saved my week.
They say it’s going to get colder next week, wrap up and pop in somewhere local for a warm, good coffee and a bite to eat.
After the Thomboys birthday we're now on countdown for the Thom family Christmas. Let the stress begin! Thankfully, Shopping local does take the strain a little, with putting my meat order into the Butchers and Veg and Fruit order into The Greengrocers and being able to pick these up on Christmas Eve, it;s something less I have to worry about. I already have my Gin for gifts order in with The Gin Shack. Need to get my winter PJ's for family from Dorothy Annes, they have half price Kids Chrostmas Jumpers in at the moment for all that important Christmas Jumper Day on the 14th December as well as on the lead up to Christmas too. I have already booked the Zumba Crew into 450 Pizza for our Christmas Night out too. I've made a start.
I have booked Tickets for the first Christmas festive event which is on the 1st December at Garforth Academy (see below)
A few for the diary
Carols at Cielo will be held on Saturday 22nd December at 4.00pm
The Garforth And District Lions have released their schedule of Santa Visits in Garforth
GFest have announced next year’s Festival for Saturday 20th July, it’s going to be bigger. I hope they bring a chip van this time! As a community can we raise much more money for a fantastic cause? We need to beat £37,500
Well done for a fabulous turnout at Garforth War Memorial last Sunday, nice to hear so many people went along to pay their respects.
What’s coming up?
News in the community about a possible development of a retirement care village for the elderly On the grounds of Garforth Cricket Club Read more here from our local councillors - A newsletter has been sent to approximately 2,000 residents and stakeholders, inviting them to an exhibition of the initial proposals on WEDNESDAY 21st NOVEMBER between 3pm and 7pm at Garforth Cricket Club, Church Lane, Garforth, Leeds LS25 1HB.
From Sunday 18th November until the 9th December, Leeds Road/Selby Road ( Charlie Sweeps Corner ) on these 4 consecutive Sunday the Road will be closed from 8.30am - midnight in order they can complete the works that involves large machinery.
If you ever want to look at anything local that is in planning, you can find out by clicking on this link https://publicaccess.leeds.gov.uk/online-applications/ - it's all public access.
Don’t take your Children for granted, you just never know what could happen – RIP Dan Jackson
Until next week
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?